Singers return for fund-raiser
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Cherish The Ladies, a leader in performing
traditional Irish music, will return in a benefit non-subscription
concert at Descanso Gardens Saturday with the Pasadena Pops
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnickers and the concert begins at
Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.
Tickets are from $25 to $80. For reservations, call (626) 792-7677
or check out the Web site at www.pasadenapops.org.
‘The Vinegar Tree’ in the park
GLENDALE -- As part of its third annual summer season, the
Action/Reaction Theater Company presents Paul Osborn’s romantic
comedy, “The Vinegar Tree,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Brand
Park in Glendale.
Admission is free, however, due to budgetary constraints, a $10
donation would be gratefully received.
“The Vinegar Tree” is a comedy for all ages, focusing on love in
all its incarnations: young love, old love, new love and true love.
Osborn is perhaps best known for his play “Mornings at Seven.”
Brand Park is at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Productions are
staged in front of the historic Doctors’ House Museum. Guests are
welcome to bring picnics and refreshments. For preferred seating and
more information, call 786-1045.
Acting workshop accepting applicants
BURBANK -- Media Dance Arts Centre and Shakespeare at Play are
teaming up for “A Midsummer Musical Theatre Workshop” for youngsters,
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Monday and continuing through Aug.
Participants will be instructed in singing, dancing, acting, stage
combat, costumes, sets and lighting for musicals like “West Side
Story,” “Oklahoma” and “My Fair Lady.” The workshop will culminate
with a musical production.
Tuition is $100 a week. To register, call 566-1925.
Shakespeare at Play will present Burbank’s first Free Shakespeare
Festival from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Stough Canyon Park, in front of
the Starlight Bowl. The theater company will perform Shakespeare’s “A
Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
There will be strolling minstrels, jugglers, gypsy dancing, sword
fights and magicians.
Penelope’s Cafe unveils new show
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Penelope’s Cafe, Books and Gallery is
showcasing the works of two artists. Mary Tracy of La Canada
Flintridge is displaying her collage works made with recycled
materials while Catherine Parkinson, also of La Canada Flintridge, is
showing her photography.
The exhibit continues through Sept. 15.
Penelope’s Cafe is at 1029 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge.
For more information, call 790-4386.
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph